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Poster: patkelley Date: Jul 13, 2007 3:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me build the compilation to be known as: The Grateful Dead Control the Weather

4 rain songs in a row- 6/30/95: Rain, Box of Rain, Samba in the Rain, LLR

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Poster: tree-ap Date: Jul 13, 2007 5:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me build the compilation to be known as: The Grateful Dead Control the Weather

I have to agree on this one. It was mighty hot that day @ Three Rivers Stadium in Pitt. By the time 1st set was over clouds had moved in & the sky had started spitting on us. Then, just before they came out on stage it started raining a little. Then, as the band broke into the first part of the Beatles "Rain"---"RRAAIINN...I don't mind" it started POURING rain down on the crowd. Needless to say the crowd went NUTS over just how hard it was raining, and how it would rain harder with each mention of rain---I've been at other shows where they made it rain, like Buckeye Lake in '93s opening with "RAIN"---but never did it seem so magical as it did that night in Pittsburgh. Box of Rain, Samba & LLR all made it just that much more ethereal & cosmically significant.

This was to be my last show, little did I know, and in hindsight it was as karmic, magical, and brain searing a show as I've ever been to. Even at shows where psychedelics were either misfiring, or hitting with mind-blowing accurateness the various synapses in my brain, never had a show come together just exactly perfect. Going back a little to reiterate the alignment of the planets, here's a link to the show & make sure you read my "review" of it & you'll see just how much more "together" the show came to for me.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd95-06-30.schoeps.3376.sbeok.shnf


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Poster: ducats Date: Jul 13, 2007 5:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: help me build the compilation to be known as: The Grateful Dead Control the Weather

5-15-81 lightening through the skylight during LLR